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Not Without My Daughter
4.04
did not like it
The untruths begin with the cover of the book, which features the image of a woman who is dressed in a manner which is decidedly not Iranian. So, even ...more
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May 11, 2008
 
The Meme Machine
3.80
did not like it
OK, Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly about this book.

The good:

1. She does a good job of summarizing the body of literature on evolutionary model
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Apr 15, 2007
 
Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate
4.06
liked it
Which is worse, having no book on a subject or having a flawed one? This is the dilemma Ahmed's book faces us with. The book suffers from factual erro ...more
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Apr 28, 2007
 
The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam
3.90
liked it
Mernissi writes as an amateur, without much training in early Muslim sources, which inevitably leaves rigorous historians skeptical. However, she's mu ...more
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Jan 05, 2008
 
Narrative Social Structure: Anatomy of the Hadith Transmission Network, 610-1505
3.33
did not like it
The book is thus relevant to three disciplines—Islamic studies, literary computing, and social theory.


Jan 2006
May 13, 2008
 
Evolution
3.11
it was amazing
If Greg Krukonis's Evolution for Dummies is a perfect first introduction to evolution, the late Colin Patterson's Evolution is the perfect second intr ...more
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Nov 09, 2008
 
Retreat to Commitment
4.00
it was amazing
This is unquestionably one of the best books I've ever read. It deserves the label of a "classic" although it does not have the fame it deserves.

It is
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Jan 1994
Apr 15, 2007
 
Nicomachean Ethics
3.91
really liked it
Although I am not expert on this matter, I've been told by those who are that this is the best available English translation. Personally, I'm quite ha ...more
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May 13, 2008
 
The Wretched of the Earth
4.16
it was ok
Read this book in my teens. I seem to remember it as not very engaging and rather repetitive. I think the author was more interesting than his book.
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Nov 09, 2008
 
Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law
3.75
liked it
While some of the information is outdated, this remains a lively and thought-provoking introduction to pre-modern Islamic religious thought.
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Nov 11, 2007
 
Evolution For Dummies
3.80
it was amazing
This book is a gem. It's a great first introduction to evolution, including its genetic basis.
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Oct 01, 2008
 
Critical Rationalism: A Restatement and Defence
4.33
liked it
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Apr 15, 2007
 
Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge
4.08
really liked it
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Apr 27, 2007
 
The Spirit of Islamic Law
4.18
really liked it
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May 23, 2007
 
A New Kind of Science
3.55
really liked it
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Apr 15, 2007
 
The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration
3.87
really liked it
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Sep 23, 2007
Sep 23, 2007
 
The Algebraic Mind: Integrating Connectionism and Cognitive Science
3.32
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Realism and the Aim of Science: From the PostScript to the Logic of Scientific Discovery
4.35
it was amazing
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Apr 27, 2007
 
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Works)
3.90
it was amazing
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Apr 15, 2007
 
After Virtue
4.15
it was ok
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Dec 24, 2007
Oct 30, 2007
 
The Evolution of Cooperation
4.20
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Sep 23, 2007
 
Criticism and the History of Science: Kuhn's, Lakatos's and Feyerabend's Criticisms of Critical Rationalism
4.50
really liked it
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Apr 27, 2007
 
The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates The Complexities of Human Thought
3.94
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Apr 17, 2008
 
For and Against Method: Including Lakatos's Lectures on Scientific Method and the Lakatos-Feyerabend Correspondence
4.04
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Apr 19, 2009
 
Islamic Law and the State: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Shihāb Al-Dīn Al-Qarāfī
4.69
it was amazing
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Apr 27, 2007
 
In Search of a Better World: Lectures and Essays from Thirty Years
4.13
really liked it
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Apr 15, 2007
 
Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain
3.97
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Apr 17, 2008
 
Philosophical Papers, Volume 1: The Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes
4.00
it was amazing
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Apr 27, 2007
 
Intisar: A Story of a Muslim Girl
2.67
liked it
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Apr 15, 2007
 
The Faith & Practice of Al-Ghazali
3.96
it was amazing
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Apr 27, 2007
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